By Ricardo Swire Caribbean internal security professionals are responsible for the protection of approximately forty million residents, among them a vulnerable and defenseless societal group. At the turn of the twenty-first century the sexual abuse of children and associated evils morphed to a globalized market that preys on developing nations. International statistics estimate child predators […]
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Reuters photo By Ricardo Swire In early April 2017 one of Spain’s most wanted felons, “El Canoso” or “Grey-Haired” was arrested in a restaurant in Armenia, Quindio, Colombia.
Reuters photo By Ricardo Swire On Wednesday April 12, 2017 US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and Air & Marine Operations (AMO), seized 1,320 pounds or 600 kilos of cocaine.
Lamond Johnson By Ricardo Swire Success of the Bahamas’ internal security stability effort is at a critical stage, general elections officially scheduled for Wednesday May 10th 2017.
By Ricardo Swire The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a signatory to the international Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs pact, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances agreement and the Convention against Trafficking of Drugs & Psychotropic Substances treaty. The Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Acts also bear official signatures from Georgetown.
By Amnesty International The number of executions around the world last year fell by more than a third compared to the previous year, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated, with 1,032 executions in 23 countries in 2016 compared to 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015.
AFP photo By Ricardo Swire As the War on Drugs reverberates around the region several Mexican drug cartels have expanded their smuggling routes, establishing new markets in Central America.
By Ricardo Swire Several factors make trans-Atlantic air routes attractive to Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs). In the 1970s and ’80s drug plane pilots navigated unimpeded between Colombia and staging areas near the US border.
By Ricardo Swire International documentation continues to highlight the seriousness of money laundering and drugs trafficking in Caribbean territories, a March 2017 US State Department Report focusing on the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis’ susceptibility to “corruption and money laundering.”
Ahvia J Campbell By Ricardo Swire Caribbean archipelago the Bahamas’ approximately 388,000 residents abhorred news of seven dead in the capital Nassau, during a single February 2017 weekend.
Reuters photo By Ricardo Swire Las Moicas is a powerful, invisible, drug trafficking entity headquartered in Michoacán state on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Members primarily cook Methamphetamine and Heroin, then hide the drugs in either vehicle engine or transmission parts, smuggled across Mexico’s border with America.
AP photo By Ricardo Swire Historically law enforcement in Venezuela has been bloody and heavy handed. A brutal response during 1989’s “Caracazo” symbolized failure of the old internal security apparatus.
Alexander Richter By Ricardo Swire More than 70% of Jamaica’s murders involve either illegally imported guns or ammunition. Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security recently introduced BULLETTRAX to improve forensic ballistic technology used by local security agencies, especially the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
PSK photo By Ricardo Swire Over the past five years Caribbean crime patterns displayed a surge in gun crimes, especially the Federation of St Kitts & Nevis.
By Ricardo Swire Navigating the Caribbean Sea section of the Atlantic Ocean is a specialist skill. On the night of March 3, 2017 a St Vincent & the Grenadines flagged, 145 feet, inter-island schooner sank in Grenada’s territorial waters eight miles offshore.
EFE photo By Ricardo Swire On Tuesday February 21, 2017 an intelligence driven Operation Stonegarden law enforcement mission, conducted by Puerto Rico Police’s Joint Forces for Rapid Action or FURA, intercepted 1,522 pounds of cocaine worth US$19.3 million.
Jim Greenhill By Ricardo Swire Medinat Yisra’el, or State of Israel, is located in the Mediterranean Sea’s eastern end. The government operates from Jerusalem, the self-proclaimed capital, its status as Israel’s official city not widely recognized internationally.
By Ricardo Swire As a money laundering countermeasure, especially against ingenuity developed by drug traffickers and terrorists, banks mandated employees to submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) on all irregular transactions. Not long ago select mega banks, represented by “The Clearing House (TCH),” officially requested changes to industry rules. TCH’s operation as a finance group offers […]
Wilton Junior By Ricardo Swire Public security is a complex medium. Internal security professionals face modern safety threats that go far beyond the traditional military sphere.
ANP photo By Ricardo Swire Rabobank N.A is one of the Netherlands’ largest financial institutions. Fiscal specialists allocate a “Triple A” rating to the influential entity in Europe, the Bank’s assets worth more than US$550 billion.
Saul Loeb/AFP By Ricardo Swire A recently declassified American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) document called “The Bahamas: Likely Reactions to a US Drug Indictment,” cataloged potential diplomatic damage that would have resulted from outlawing the 1969 to 1992 Bahamas Prime Minister Lynden Pindling on drug charges. Investigators found US$3 million more than the senior […]
Mohammed Jalil/EPA By Ricardo Swire The Western Hemisphere is part of the globe that includes North and South America, accompanying islands and surrounding waters. The US State Department’s 2015 report stated South America and the Caribbean serve as areas of financial and ideological support for the Islamic State (IS), in addition to other Middle […]
Hedeson Alves By Ricardo Swire Globalization created a corporate environment which makes bribery for competitive advantage popular. Payola is a global phenomenon. Often appearances differ from reality, due to the diverse magnitudes and extents of graft.
ICE photo By Ricardo Swire On March 21st, 2016 one segment of a five week law enforcement offensive conducted across America, arrested 1,133 immigrants.
AP photo By Ricardo Swire The “Origin of Funds” policy is selectively enforced, but mandatory where there is no accurate data related to individuals who made suspicious or flagged payments to an American corporation.
Orlando Sierra/AFP By Ricardo Swire The Republic of Honduras is a hot and mountainous South American country, roughly the size of Louisiana in the USA. According to United Nations data Honduras is the most violent country in the Western Hemisphere, the mix of drugs trafficking, political instability and history contributing to a murder rate […]
By Ricardo Swire In early December 2016 Carabiniers of Chile or Federal Police exposed another innovative drug trafficking method.
By Ricardo Swire The Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Caribbean “Emerald” investigation began in April 2016 as an offensive against international fraud, money laundering and venality.
CNA photo By Ricardo Swire Brazilian law enforcement’s new push against the “First Capital Command” or Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), known in gangland as “R,” netted some unusual suspects.